How Musicals Work and How to Write Your Own How Musicals Work and How to Write Your Own
Soft / Music Magazines 13-05-2019
Musicals are the most popular form of stage entertainment today, with the West End and Broadway dominated by numerous long-running hits. But for every Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, there are dozens of casualties that didn't fare quite so well. In this book, Julian Woolford explores the musical-theatre canon to explain why and how some musicals work, why some don't, and what you should (and shouldn't) do if you're thinking of writing your own.

Drawing on his experience as a successful writer and director of musicals, and as a lecturer in writing musicals at the University of London, Woolford outlines every step of the creative process, from hatching the initial idea and developing a structure for the work, through creating the book, the music and the lyrics, and on to the crucial process of rewriting. He then guides the reader through getting a musical produced, with invaluable advice about generating future productions and sustaining a career.
The Jazz Rhythm and Articulation Workbook A Guide to Playing with Swing (Jazz Language Workbooks) The Jazz Rhythm and Articulation Workbook A Guide to Playing with Swing (Jazz Language Workbooks)
Soft / Music Magazines 13-05-2019
In this book youґll find a step by step roadmap to play the most common syncopated rhythmic patterns found in the jazz idiom.

This workbook has exercises to practice six basic syncopated rhythmic patterns and their combinations found in all jazz standards.

The book follows the sequence of the rest of the workbooks of the series: building melodic lines starting with melodic patterns, combine them with syncopated rhythmic patterns and articulations and the most important element: swing.

The workbook includes models and templates to write, correct yourself, and improve memorization.
Red Hot and Blue: Fifty Years of Writing About Music Memphis and Motherf**kers Red Hot and Blue: Fifty Years of Writing About Music Memphis and Motherf**kers
Soft / Music Magazines 13-05-2019
This collection of over fifty years of writing about the South and its music by Stanley Booth, one of the undisputedly great chroniclers of the subject, is a classic, essential read. Booth’s close contacts with many of the musicians he writes about provide a gateway to truly understanding the music and culture of Memphis and other blues strongholds in the South. Subjects include Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, William Eggleston, Ma Rainey, Blind Willie McTell, Graceland, Beale Street and much more.
Basic Music Technology An Introduction Basic Music Technology An Introduction
Soft / Music Magazines 13-05-2019
This is an introduction to basic music technology, including acoustics for sound production and analysis, Fourier, frequency modulation, wavelets, and physical modeling and a classification of musical instruments and sound spaces for tuning and counterpoint. The acoustical theory is applied to its implementation in analogue and digital technology, including a detailed discussion of Fast Fourier Transform and MP3 compression. Beyond acoustics, the book discusses important symbolic sound event representation and software as typically realized by MIDI and denotator formalisms. The concluding chapters deal with globalization of music on the Internet, referring to iTunes, Spotify and similar environments.
Future Music June 2019 Future Music June 2019
Soft / Music Magazines 12-05-2019
In The Studio....Amon Tobin
- We caught up with the innovative musician, composer and producer ahead of new album Fear In A Handful Of Dust

In Review
- Modal Electronics SkulptThe UK synth-makers enter the competitive compact synth market.
- Softube Parallels

- NATHAN MICAYThe Canadian producer on his rave-inspired LP
Podcasting The Audio Media Revolution Podcasting The Audio Media Revolution
Soft / Music Magazines 5-05-2019
Born out of interviews with the producers of some of the most popular and culturally significant podcasts to date (Welcome to Night Vale, Radiolab, Serial, The Black Tapes, We're Alive, The Heart, The Truth, Lore, Love + Radio, My Dad Wrote a Porno, and others) as well as interviews with executives at some of the most important podcasting institutions and entities (the BBC, Radiotopia, Gimlet Media,, Edison Research, Libsyn and others), Podcasting documents a moment of revolutionary change in audio media.
Electronic Music Machines The New Musical Instruments Electronic Music Machines The New Musical Instruments
Soft / Music Magazines 3-05-2019
Since 1960, with the advent of musical electronics, composers and musicians have been using ever more sophisticated machines to create sonic material that presents innovation, color and new styles: electro-acoustic, electro, house, techno, etc. music. The music of Pierre Henry, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and many others has introduced new sounds, improbable rhythms and a unique approach to composition and notation.

Electronic machines have become essential: they have built and influenced the music of the most recent decades and set the trend for future productions.
Ambisonics: A Practical 3D Audio Theory for Recording Studio Production Sound Reinforcement and Virtual Reality Ambisonics: A Practical 3D Audio Theory for Recording Studio Production Sound Reinforcement and Virtual Reality
Soft / Music Magazines 2-05-2019
This open access book provides a concise explanation of the fundamentals and background of the surround sound recording and playback technology Ambisonics. It equips readers with the psychoacoustical, signal processing, acoustical, and mathematical knowledge needed to understand the inner workings of modern processing utilities, special equipment for recording, manipulation, and reproduction in the higher-order Ambisonic format. The book comes with various practical examples based on free software tools and open scientific data for reproducible research.

The book’s introductory section offers a perspective on Ambisonics spanning from the origins of coincident recordings in the 1930s to the Ambisonic concepts of the 1970s, as well as classical ways of applying Ambisonics in first-order coincident sound scene recording and reproduction that have been practiced since the 1980s. As, from time to time, the underlying mathematics become quite involved, but should be comprehensive without sacrificing readability, the book includes an extensive mathematical appendix. The book offers readers a deeper understanding of Ambisonic technologies, and will especially benefit scientists, audio-system and audio-recording engineers.
Piano and Keyboard for Beginners Piano and Keyboard for Beginners
Soft / Music Magazines 1-05-2019
Learning to play a musical instrument can transform your life.

The focus and concentration that you can gain, and the pride in learning how to do something new, is amazing and will really change the way that you look at life. And when you can impress your friends and family with the new skills that you are learning, all of the hard work will be worth it.

This guidebook is going to take some time to explore some of the steps that you can take to learn how to play the piano. Even as someone who has just started, and who has never played any instrument, much less the piano, you will be able to learn a lot in this guidebook, and can put the knowledge and skills to good work.
Beginner's Electric Guitar: The Complete Book of Rock Riffs Beginner's Electric Guitar: The Complete Book of Rock Riffs
Soft / Music Magazines 1-05-2019
Learn to play easy and iconic rock guitar today with this complete book of electric guitar riffs for beginners.
With a diverse range of riffs and licks in over 20 different styles of rock music, this book helps you to expand your playing. From hard, classic and punk rock to country rock and blues, there is something for all kinds of guitarist. Every riff has been transposed in a straight-forward way, making this the ideal book for aspiring rock and rollers and those just starting out on their electric guitar journey.

What's more is that this book of riffs comes complete with an introductory course suitable for those who are just starting out on electric guitar. In this course, you will be taught all the basics and essentials through step by step tutorials, exercises and illustrations. With no complicated or difficult techniques, you'll be jamming your first licks quickly and with ease.